Jeremy Flores Claims WTA Victory During The Billabong Pro Tahiti
Flores wins third stop of Nixon’s 2011 WTA at Teahupoo for Heaviest Wave
ENCINITAS, CA- Jeremy Flores (FR) claims victory as the WTA (Winner-Takes-All) “Heaviest Wave” winner during the Billabong Pro Tahiti. In honor of Jeremy’s performance, he was awarded with a one-of-a-kind Nixon watch valued at over $10,000 USD.
The event saw a range of moods in surf conditions with every day of the event showing progressively heavier surf. With Jeremy charging in Heat 1 of Round 2, his first heat of the day proved to be undoubtedly one of the highlights of the event. With the contestability of the event wavering due to a growing swell and an uninviting Teahupoo, Jeremy was able to throw caution to the wind and charge. Although he didn’t make it out of the wave, he received accolade for what was, without a doubt, the “Heaviest Wave” of the week.
“I think one of the best things about the event is that we saw a lot of guys step up to the plate and really put themselves on the line,” states Mike Murciano, Nixon Marketing Manager. “It was a pretty amazing event with some of the best surf we’ve seen on tour in years.”
The Nixon WTA is a winner-takes-all event along four stops of the 2011 ASP (Association of Surfing Professionals) World Tour. The WTA awards surfers for achievements during these four stops, with challenges ranging from Highest Heat Score to Heaviest Wave. Open to all surfers from trials to finals, the WTA has become a highly regarded portion of the ASP tour.
As this year’s WTA Teahupoo winner, Jeremy Flores was awarded a custom Nixon Magnacon SS watch. This one-of-a-kind watch features a custom engraved case back, a Swiss movement, 60 rubies around the bezel, four two-millimeter decorative black diamonds on the dial, and 24 black diamonds on the dial for hour indices. The Magnacon SS comes complete with an applied Tahitian flag with the country colors on the hands.
Previous Nixon WTA Teahupoo winners for Heaviest Wave included:
2010- Kamalei Alexander
2009- Bobby Martinez
2008- Ryan Hipwood
2007- Manoa Drollet
Video content from the WTA Tahiti is available to view now on billabongpro.com/tahiti11/nixon-wta-gb/
About the Nixon WTA
Now in its fifth consecutive year, The Nixon WTA is a winner-takes-all event which awards custom, limited edition Nixon timepieces at four stops along the ASP World Tour. The four WTA challenges include: biggest air in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in May, the highest heat score in Jeffreys Bay, South Africa, in July; heaviest wave at Teahupoo, Tahiti, in August; and the overall Triple Crown winner on the North Shore of Oahu in December. The WTA celebrates an achievement in the contest that may have otherwise gone forgotten. The WTA makes sure to capture and reward a special moment in the event that usually coincides with the events best conditions.
Founded in 1998 in Encinitas, CA, Nixon is the premium watch and accessories brand for the youth lifestyle market. Focused on making the little stuff better, Nixon began with a small line of team-designed, custom-built watches sold exclusively in specialty boardsport and fashion retailers. Currently distributed in over 65 countries, Nixon’s product range has grown to include select men’s and women’s softgoods, leather goods and custom headphones. For more information visit: nixonnow.com